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Old 08-28-2022, 08:12 AM   #1
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The Oatmeal Festival in Bertram is coming up. We always go to that one because it’s so close to the ranch. What small town festivals (preferably with some live music) have y’all been to. My wife and I like hitting some
Of the ones in the Hill Country. Great way to support the very local economy and see some local musicians.
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Old 08-28-2022, 08:27 AM   #2
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Poteet Strawberry fest, Bolivar Crab fest , Wurst fest new braunfels , Old Town Spring Crawfish, Conroe Catfish

The Strawberry Fest is probably my favorite.
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Old 08-28-2022, 08:27 AM   #3
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Floresville Peanut Festival.
2nd weekend in October.

Stoney LaRue head lining this year.

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Old 08-28-2022, 08:28 AM   #4
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The Oatmeal Festival in Bertram is coming up. We always go to that one because it’s so close to the ranch. What small town festivals (preferably with some live music) have y’all been to. My wife and I like hitting some
Of the ones in the Hill Country. Great way to support the very local economy and see some local musicians.
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Old 08-28-2022, 08:30 AM   #5
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Wurst fest has gotten too big for us. Thanks for all the input
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Old 08-28-2022, 08:32 AM   #6
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50th Annual Dove Festival in Hamilton on Labor Day weekend.

Ed Vargas Band with the Huser Brothers headlining.

Will be my first annual!


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Old 08-28-2022, 08:53 AM   #7
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Burnet - Bluebonnet
Llano - Crawfish
Lampasas - Spring Ho - has a pretty cool hayloft part which is a contest for amateur singers.
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Old 08-28-2022, 08:55 AM   #8
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Stonewall Peach Jamboree in June
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Old 08-28-2022, 08:57 AM   #9
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Heritage syrup festival in Henderson
Mushroom festival in Madisonville
Gator fest in Anahuac
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Old 08-28-2022, 08:58 AM   #10
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Burnet - Bluebonnet
Llano - Crawfish
Lampasas - Spring Ho - has a pretty cool hayloft part which is a contest for amateur singers.
That’s awesome…….all right in our part of G-d’s Country
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Old 08-28-2022, 09:28 AM   #11
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All in October
Gonzales Come and Take it
Cuero Turkey Trot
Yorktown Western Days.
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Old 08-28-2022, 09:31 AM   #12
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Greenwood Fall Festival
Still small enough to not be overwhelming, good music and food. Can let the kids run the street with no worries. [Greenwood/ wise county] Always has good live music to end the night
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Old 08-28-2022, 11:13 AM   #13
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Boerne had beurgest fest , till the city shut it down for dickens on main st in December
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Old 08-28-2022, 11:22 AM   #14
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We are going to the Goat Festival in Brady next weekend.
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Old 08-28-2022, 11:33 AM   #15
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Winnie Rice Festival kicks off first week of October.


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Old 08-28-2022, 11:42 AM   #16
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Yep Rice festival in Winnie is a good time

Also, don’t discount the gator festival in Anahuac… mid September (usually, if not always) during early teal season in September
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Old 08-28-2022, 11:44 AM   #17
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Isn't there a Dachshund festival somewhere?

Rabbit Fest in Copperas Cove - Usually around the last weekend of April, I believe. It's the last weekend of one of those spring months.
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Old 08-28-2022, 11:52 AM   #18
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Clute has the Mosquito fest and Freeport has Fishin Fiesta. That's all we got here in Brazosportburg!
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Old 08-28-2022, 12:25 PM   #19
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Whitney has the Pioneer Day Festival which is every October. You’ll have to call the chamber of commerce to find out the exact date. They will have booths set up in the downtown area and vendors. There usually a parade. In past times they had cow patty bingo. Not sure what all will be going on this year.

They also would celebrate the birthday of Tommy Duncan. No idea if this still takes place. Hillsboro had something also to celebrate the life of Tommy Duncan but he was born way closer to Whitney than Hillsboro. If you don’t know who Tommy Duncan was just look up Bob Wills.

https://lakewhitneychamber.com/about...n/pioneer-day/

Clifton, Cleburne, and Saint Jo have their rodeo events but it’s almost always during hot weather. Bowie has a rodeo event earlier in the year that can be a little more pleasant if the weather is right.

Walnut Springs had an event where folks rode through town on horseback and out to a ranch where they visited the grave of a Texas Ranger. I believe folks used to bring horse drawn wagons also. It was almost always during hot weather as I recall. Don’t know if this event still takes place.

Muenster has various festivals including Germanfest.

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Old 08-28-2022, 12:51 PM   #20
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Shiner Beer Run
Shiner Parade
Shiner Catholic Church Picnic
Sweet Home Picnic
what is this SweetHome Picnic.

Tom Tom in Yoakum is pretty fun
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Old 08-28-2022, 12:58 PM   #21
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Weatherford is not such a small town anymore but the Parker County Peach Festival is a good one
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Old 08-28-2022, 01:02 PM   #22
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The Oatmeal Festival in Bertram is coming up. We always go to that one because it’s so close to the ranch. What small town festivals (preferably with some live music) have y’all been to. My wife and I like hitting some
Of the ones in the Hill Country. Great way to support the very local economy and see some local musicians.
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Old 08-28-2022, 01:06 PM   #23
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Weatherford is not such a small town anymore but the Parker County Peach Festival is a good one
I grew up in Weatherford and always loved that one. Also, always enjoyed the trail ride from mineral wells to the Parker county rodeo grounds.
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Old 08-28-2022, 01:17 PM   #24
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Fulton Oysterfest has been really fun. This year it was just packed though. Still fun but hopefully they expand it in the future to make more room.
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Old 08-28-2022, 01:32 PM   #25
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Westphalia Picnic is a pretty good one.


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Old 08-28-2022, 01:35 PM   #26
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Willie Nelson’s family picnic in Luckenbach
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Old 08-28-2022, 01:42 PM   #27
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September 30-October 2: Come and Take It-Gonzales, Tx
October 7-9: Turkeyfest-Cuero, Tx
October 21-23: Western Day's: Yorktown Tx
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Old 08-28-2022, 01:56 PM   #28
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In East tx
Huntington catfish featival
San Augustine sassafras festival
Nacogdoches blueberry festival
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Old 08-28-2022, 02:17 PM   #29
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CottonFest in idalou early Sept. Josh Abbott grown to big to play for Jordan Kirk plays it and other decent musicians.

Been a minute but Bob Wills days in turkey is always a good one.

German Fest in Nazareth

Sausage Fest in Slaton
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Old 08-28-2022, 02:20 PM   #30
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September 16-18: Lonesome Dove Fest-Karnes City, Tx
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Old 08-28-2022, 02:22 PM   #31
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Growing up in Hallettville, the church picnics, Shiner Half Moon Holidays, Yoakum Tom Tom, Schulenburg Festival, Gonzales Come and Take It, Goliad Longhorn Stampede (no longer held).
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Old 08-28-2022, 02:24 PM   #32
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This thread has inspired me. I’m going to look up the dates & places all those small town festivals I’ve been saying I’m going to go to for years, and go to at least one!

Thanks, OP, for getting the conversation going.
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Old 08-28-2022, 02:26 PM   #33
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October 6-8: Peanut Festival-Floresville
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Old 08-28-2022, 02:29 PM   #34
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Holland has the cornfest


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Old 08-28-2022, 02:37 PM   #35
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Does Jacksonville still have the tomato festival and tomato fight?
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Old 08-28-2022, 02:54 PM   #36
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Mission (Home of the Grapefruit) has the Texas Citrus Fiesta every January. It includes a product costume style show for the ladies, a parade for the kids & low riders, crafts & citrus exhibits along with some kinds of music, but admittedly not much for the guys. I think Mission has also started having a butterfly festival every October, but I've never been. Don't know much about that one.
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Old 08-28-2022, 03:04 PM   #37
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You must hide that Biden sticker good when you go to the oatmeal fest!

That and the Bluebonnet festival is where we try to attend every year.
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Old 08-28-2022, 03:07 PM   #38
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I grew up in Weatherford and always loved that one. Also, always enjoyed the trail ride from mineral wells to the Parker county rodeo grounds.

Large quantities of homemade peach wine with large females can lead to very questionable decisions.


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Old 08-28-2022, 03:17 PM   #39
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Large quantities of homemade peach wine with large females can lead to very questionable decisions.


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Dale, personal experience?
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Old 08-28-2022, 03:22 PM   #40
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Fulton Oysterfest has been really fun. This year it was just packed though. Still fun but hopefully they expand it in the future to make more room.
Awesome event but might be different this year as oystering is banned from the bays here now. Last fest was very full but they had to import the oysters, so not sure about this year.
Don't forget about LaMardi Gras
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Old 08-28-2022, 03:41 PM   #41
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Think I will pass on this one


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Old 08-28-2022, 03:44 PM   #42
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This thread has inspired me. I’m going to look up the dates & places all those small town festivals I’ve been saying I’m going to go to for years, and go to at least one!

Thanks, OP, for getting the conversation going.
Uvalde - Palomino Fest is this coming weekend. I’ll be there fishing with the kids. See you there SDC.
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Old 08-28-2022, 04:18 PM   #43
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Sometimes go to fair on the square in Huntsville
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Old 08-28-2022, 05:34 PM   #44
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Lavender festival in Blanco, in June I believe. Good times can be found in and around Blanco.

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Old 08-28-2022, 05:40 PM   #45
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Greenwood Fall Festival
Still small enough to not be overwhelming, good music and food. Can let the kids run the street with no worries. [Greenwood/ wise county] Always has good live music to end the night
You win for the "Smallest Town" festival.
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Old 08-28-2022, 06:06 PM   #46
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You must hide that Biden sticker good when you go to the oatmeal fest!

That and the Bluebonnet festival is where we try to attend every year.
Come drink a beer with us! We’ll be easy to find. Just follow the smell of incense to the hippy van and the Tesla!
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Old 08-28-2022, 06:07 PM   #47
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If folks are going to one of these festivals speak up and maybe get to meet some
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Old 08-28-2022, 06:21 PM   #48
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Don’t forget about the local church picnics. A lot happen this time of year. Maraksville, Marak was today.
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Old 08-28-2022, 07:34 PM   #49
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The Lovelady Lovefest

Parade, bbq cook off, crafts, food, a dance the night before, stuff for kids to do. Smells of small town America.

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Old 08-28-2022, 07:47 PM   #50
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Yep Rice festival in Winnie is a good time

Also, don’t discount the gator festival in Anahuac… mid September (usually, if not always) during early teal season in September

Gator fest is usually a good time and they have had some great music pre covid.


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